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Old 22-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Full Carbon Fibre Sprint

This, at the moment is a total one off, but if i where to start supplying them, what would people be preparred to pay?



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Old 22-12-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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How much could you supply them for? What is the materials and labour cost to you? Let alone your mark up then VAT on top of that....
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Old 22-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #3
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well obvouisly i know what that one has cost to manufacture, but it may or may not surprise people, im mainly fishing for peoples views of what they would expect / would be happy for the price to be...
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Old 22-12-2011, 08:53 PM   #4
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http://www.absmotorsport.net/mini/bo...bodyshell.html
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Old 22-12-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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I would have thought its got to be 5-6K plus VAT?
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Old 23-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #6
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Old 23-12-2011, 05:09 PM   #7
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How heavy is it?
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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prices now up

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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I'd love to see the car completely built to show off how well it all fits together.
Would it be bonded together or fastened/bolted?
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:04 PM   #10
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the internal sections bond in place, the front end can be bonded or made removable, the doors and boot use original hinges
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:05 PM   #11
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the black one was a development shell, and will be built by the company who contracted us this year.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #12
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would love to see one made showing weave would look amazing cant afford one though unfortunately lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #13
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This looks great, very interesting. The price seems well within reason, for a "complete" new GRP Mini with a carbon layer. But weight is critical. How much does the set weigh, and how much weight is saved compared to a steel equivalent?
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:15 AM   #14
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As mentioned, it's comes down to weight and strength over the original shell.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #15
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The Shell shown in the images has been built to a customer specification that is above what we would recomend, but is Very Strong.

that shell had the following construction -



Black gel coat, 2 layers, 3 around seam lines.
1 layer 450 CSM
1 layer 2x2 Carbon Fibre 300gm
2 layer quadaxel at 90 degree rotation
1 layer 2x2 Carbon Fibre 300gm
at suspension and subframe mounting areas and additional layer of quadaxel and carbon where added.
at the join from upper to lower shell and bulkhead, the components where bonded, the stitched with another layer of quadaxel and a layer of carbon fibre.
that shell and all components have been weighed (including packaging - well wrapped, but not worth unwrapping until the parts are required) at 115 kilo

our standard layup will take another 20 - 30 kilo off that and is suitable for road use.

we could make it lighter still but would advise a full rollcage with subframe pickup points
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